Public Health laboratory
Public health laboratories to support health service delivery especially in rural areas need strengthening. There are large numbers of public and private laboratories in urban centers without any networking, referencing and quality control. The Government is making efforts to bridge the gap between public and private initiatives in health sector through changes in legislation in financing, coordination and improving quality of health services.
The National Public Health Laboratory strategy has been developed and approved based on the WHO’s Asia Pacific Regional Strategy on Strengthening Public health Laboratory Service.